- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2.5 - 3.5 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 7 - 10
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
Few Gardenias are easier to grow than Pillow Talk®. Gardenia jasminoides ‘Pillow Talk’ features a dwarf compact growth habit that is slow growing and perfect for the smaller garden or container. The deep green, evergreen foliage makes a cooling backdrop for the extra large and showy white flowers that cover the shrub in spring. The heat resistance is exceptional, even at the upper ends of its hardiness zones.
Pillow Talk® Gardenia makes a versatile low-growing hedge along the side of a deck, patio, or driveway. Group a few shrubs under a window to enjoy the heady fragrance. Growing this exceptionally compact Gardenia in a container is an excellent option for smaller gardens or to add instant curb appeal to the front entrance of your home. Deer rarely browse the thick evergreen leaves of Gardenia and are not attracted to the flower buds.
Pillow Talk® Gardenia Care
Gardenia requires acidic to neutral soil that drains well, is rich in nutrients, and stays moist. A location in full sun will produce the best flower show, although Gardenias appreciate a bit of shade during the hottest part of the day to keep the flower buds and foliage from getting sunburned. Gardenias growing in pots will benefit from filtered sun or dappled shade to keep the roots cool and the potting soil from drying out. Ensure Gardenias receive one inch of water per week when planted in the garden. Mulching with organic material around the root zone will slow moisture evaporation in the soil and slowly add nutrients to the soil. Fertilize in the early spring with an extended-release granular fertilizer added to the soil as a topdressing. Look for formulations made for acid-loving landscape plants.
Pillow Talk® Gardenia has a slow growth habit that needs little pruning to keep the overall shape dense and compact. Lightly prune spent flowers and any damaged stems after blooming. Gardenias growing in containers will need regular watering during the summer and light, monthly fertilizing with a liquid feed.
Pillow Talk® Gardenia Spacing
The overall height of Pillow Talk® is 30-42 inches with a maximum spread of 3-4 feet. Each shrub should be planted at least 30 inches from one another. Choose a pot with excellent bottom drainage and at least a 16-inch diameter to grow Pillow Talk® individually in a container.
Pillow Talk® Gardenia Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 10|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 2.5 - 3.5 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Flower Description: Fragrant, double white|
|Bloom Period: Spring, Summer|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Pillow Talk® Gardenia|
|Other Name(s): Gardenia 'Pillow Talk'|
|Scientific Name: Gardenia jasminoides 'Pillow Talk'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.